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11/14/2007

EAC Discover Anthropology lecture series continues with “Who are the Havasupai?”

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[Click Image to Enlarge] EAC’s Discover Anthropology lecture series continues with “Who are the Havasupai?” on November 17. [Michael Curtis photo]
 

By Todd Haynie

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s free slide show lecture series Discover Anthropology at Discovery Park Campus will continue on Saturday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m.

This week’s presentation will include a short lecture and video entitled “Who Are the Havasupai?” Harry Swanson, Dean of EAC’s Discovery Park Campus, will share intriguing information about some of his own research among the People of the Blue-Green Waters including how less than 700 Havasupai are able to accommodate over 30,000 visitors per year.

Swanson will also discuss “the giants who keep pigmy slaves,” a Spanish peach orchard, the Southwest’s most unique fashion show, the fate of two star crossed lovers, and how a solemn promise made to the Creator was confounded by President Teddy Roosevelt. And discover why this adaptive group of Yuman speakers lives in the last place serviced by a U.S. Postal Service horse and mule train.

“EAC and the Discovery Park Campus are honored to bring you another cultural program about one of our most interesting Southwest neighbors,” says Swanson.

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